Sony Ericsson and
DOSE Magazine are teaming up with The Stylus Group to present the first-ever
Canadian nationwide DJ Awards show.
The 2006 Stylus
DJ Awards will take place May 29 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the York
Event Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The event will be hosted by Mark Strong of
Flow 93.5 and internationally renowned soca DJ Dr. Jay.
The affair is being
billed as the first of its kind to honor urban spin doctors holding down the
turntables in Canada. Flavor Record Pool fonder Mike Zafiris created the awards
show to focus on the success of urban DJs, artists, musicians and record labels.
music scene has exploded nationwide, and the awards show honors the efforts
of Canada's finest DJs and celebrates their craft," said Zafiris.
The show will also
pay homage to the top urban DJs that make an impact on the Canadian music industry.
Winners will be
selected by a group of tastemakers and all-star DJs. Judges include Canadian
DJs Beat Matrix (Calgary), J-Swing (Vancouver), Starting From Scratch (Toronto)
and Kwite Same (Montreal).
The DJs will compete
in 24 categories, such as Club DJ of the Year and College Radio Hip-Hop DJ of
the Year. In addition, two DJs will be inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.
for the event are $25. For tickets or a complete listing of categories and nominees
for the 2006 Stylus DJ Awards, visit www.stylusgroup.ca.